Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is one of Africa’s greatest sites that offers the greatest and wonderful Wildlife experience leaving you with the yearn of visiting again.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and it covers an area of over 8,292 square kilometers that is covered with short-grass plains in the south at the border of Serengeti National Park. This conservation area is as well beautified by the magnificent Ngorongoro Highlands with great and huge calderas providing amazing eye-catching views.
Ngorongoro is a habitat to various herbivores, predators as well as the Big Five which are the Lions, Leopards, Rhinoceros, Elephants and the Cape Buffalos.
While at Ngorongoro Conservation area, you will get great opportunities of exploring a variety of activities that are usually carried out as a result of the stunning nature of the area itself with great and fantastic features hence making Ngorongoro the Paradise of Africa. Such activities include;
Exploring the most precious jewel of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this is the beautiful and great Ngorongoro Crater. This feature has really made this area so famous in Africa and in the world at large.
There is also Climbing of the edges of the Olmoti Volcano and at the northern edge, you will be able to enjoy fantastic views of the wildlife below, such as the buffalos, leopards, bushbucks and many others.
Hiking is also really enjoyed in this area and it is mostly done at the Empakaai Crater. Hiking the Empakaai Crater is always really enjoyable as it is accompanied by beautiful views of the animals and other features in the environment and when you reach at its floor, you will enjoy the beautiful views of thousands of pink flamingos that often stage at the shores of the soda lake.
There is also breakfast and meal enjoying such as Bush breakfast where breakfast is enjoyed while in the grasslands, as well as lunches and hot crater lunches where lunch is enjoyed while in the crater area.
Wildlife photography. There are great opportunities of taking great shots of the amazing wildlife in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Bird Watching is also another great activity that is enjoyed in this area due to the presence of a variety of colorful and beautiful bird species.
Local Community visits where various cultural activities are encountered with. The Masai Homestead is one whose culture is greatly rich and you will be able to enjoy the hospitality of the local people. Activities like Cultural performances in Dance and Songs are enjoyed, you will as well encounter with the Masai herdsmen with their cattle and you will get great opportunities of visiting the local market of this area where you will enjoy the marketing skills of the local people.
Best time to visit
The best times to visit Ngorongoro are from June to September since animals are more easily seen, although you should plan your trip around the movement of the Migration.
Best time to go: June to September for general wildlife viewing
High Season: Most of the year - July to March (The Ngorongoro Crater will have crowds)
Low Season: April and May (The only time when the crater has few crowds)
Best Weather: June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Worst Weather: March and April (Peak of wet season)